Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

And So We Dream by Linda Mahkovec

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“A lucidly described coming-of-age tale...[with] a mysterious, almost mythic feminine glamour.” -Kirkus Reviews. “A delightful read…this book brings you back to good times.” -Amazon review. “A beautifully written book about...a boy coming to find himself and his way in the world.” -Amazon review. “Her descriptions of the small town are so familiar and vivid, that I swear I know where it is or I lived there…This book is filled with friendship, plenty of family, and a whole lot of dreaming.” -Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Sinister Intent by Linda Dowling

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

The stunning sequel to Splintered Heart, this is the second book in the Red Dust series. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Australian outback, and with its rich cast of characters, both old and new, this sequel is a masterful page turner. Packed full of suspense, romance, tragedy and loss, author Linda Dowling brings a young girl's saga alive again. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Words & Graphics - The Four Seasons of Love by C.O.B.

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Masterful enough to recall Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America. Indeed, the writing evokes other Beat writers like Kerouac or Burroughs, bringing their style into the twenty-first century." -The US Review of Books. Via poems, short stories, and simple observations, and provocative images, The Four Seasons of Love tells a story of a father and all his loves, the most important one being his daughter—the one he keeps losing. "A must-read for anyone who enjoys experimental storytelling and creative narrative styles." -Readers' Favorite From $1.99 - SHOP NOW


Boop and Eve's Road Trip by Mary Helen Sheriff

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Boop and Eve’s Road Trip is warm, witty, & wise, with characters I loved, & characters I loved to hate. Filled with twists & turns, & many a bump in the road, this trip is a delight from beginning to end.” -Han Nolan. In this multiple award-winning novel, college freshman Eve Prince must gather the broken threads of her life to search for a missing friend. Desperate to see her sister, Eve's grandmother, Boop, hijacks the road trip. Their journey through the South is a love story between a grandmother and her granddaughter. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Leaving the Hall Light On by Madeline Sharples

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

4.3 stars, 248 ratings on Amazon. The memoir charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. Madeline Sharples goes deep into her own grief to describe her anger, frustration and guilt. She describes many attempts - some successful, some not - to have her son committed to hospital and to keep him on his medication. The book also charts her and her family's redemption, how she considered suicide herself, and ultimately, her decision to live and take care of herself as a woman, wife, mother and writer. "A moving read of tragedy, trying to prevent it, and coping with life after." -Midwest Book Review From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 


Revolution From My Bed: Regain Control of Your Life as a Patient by Roi Shternin

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

One young man, after the medical system fails him, suffers alone, bedridden for ten years, then solves his own medical mystery. In Revolution From My Bed: Regain Control of Your Life as a Patient, Roi Shternin offers a wakeup call to doctors and a call to action for chronically ill patients. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


My Pineapples Went to Houston by Lee Gaitan

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

This Amazon #1 Bestseller is a "delightful and captivating, yet quite profound read." The message of heartbreak, humor and, ultimately, hope comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston, Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. Gaitan’s story of resiliency illustrates how to fashion a beautiful new mosaic out of the pieces of a shattered life. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


My Secret Life by Randall Silvis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

My Secret Life consists of sixteen stories and novellas. Call them magical realism, slipstream, fabulism, or New Weird, each of these stories contains elements of the magical or mystical as conceived by Randall Silvis, described as "a masterful storyteller" by the New York Times. In these stories you will encounter both high and low strangeness in the form of a baby dropping into a suburban swimming pool, a tree turning into a boy, UFO abductees, a giant angel falling to Earth, and various other wondrous tales, some humorous, some heart-breaking, all of them mind-bending. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


What's Wrong with This Picture? by John McCaffrey

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"With clean, impactful prose and an off-kilter sense of humor...strikes deep into the absurdities of life to uncover the truths we try to keep buried." -Douglas Light. What’s Wrong With This Picture? speaks to everyone who has ever searched for the meaning of existence…or a really good haircut. "These eleven stories...explore the breadth of human potential, from heartening redemption, down to the nastiest of transgressions." -Tim Bridwell From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Lights Around the Shore by Steven Lewis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"In Steven Lewis’s wildly imaginative novel, we follow curmudgeonly, big-hearted Charlie Messina as he finds himself passing through the veils of time and space, death and dreams, his life as it was and as it is yet to be." -Tony Hozeny. Back to the Future meets Travels With Charley. "Charlie...the erratic, lovable, self-proclaimed big mouth protagonist in The Lights Around the Shore, wonders and wanders across the lines of psyche and state, searching for clarity and redemption." -Kathy Curto. From $6.99 SHOP NOW /


From the Mirror: Reflections on Living, Writing, and Dying Well by Randall Silvis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

From the Mirror is the first installment of what is to be a four-part autobiography of critically acclaimed author Randall Silvis. With more than three hundred brief reflections and observations, none longer than a single typed page, this intimate and revealing collection considers not just the art of creative writing but also the writing life, fatherhood, academia, politicians, introversion, the afterlife, solitude, romantic love, and more. Silvis spares no victims, including himself, in this brutally honest consideration of his life and career, and of the failings and potential of the human species in general. A must-read for lovers of life, literature, and the pursuit of happiness. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Sandman: A Golf Tale by David W. Berner

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A storyline to satisfy our wistful golfing souls." -Tom Coyne, bestselling author of A Course Called America. A young boy is in love with the game of golf, but he doesn't understand why. He has a natural talent and an enviable swing, but playing the game well is not enough. There's something missing. When Jimmy, the homeless man who spends his days cheering on golfers from his usual sitting spot just off the 5th green at Old Elm Municipal Golf course goes missing, the young boy becomes curious. His quest uncovers Jimmy's mysterious link to the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, and reveals a life in golf that not only fascinates but sends the boy on a deeper personal journey. Coming July 1, from $7.99 Pre-Order Now / 


Blue Hydrangeas: An Alzheimer's Love Story by Marianne Sciucco

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Reader reviews: "Blue Hydrangeas is, by far, the most tender love story I've read in a very long time." "Had me laughing and crying." What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face and couldn't remember your name? A retired Cape Cod couple struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. "More than a romance... we are taken on a journey of emotional decision making." "Marianne’s writing is easy to read, well crafted, and tells a beautiful story of tragedy, commitment, and everlasting love." From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Horodno Burning by Michael Freed-Thall

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"This is a captivating book, historically authentic, and movingly romantic. A mesmerizing tale of love in a time of extraordinary trials." -Kirkus Reviews. Set in the turbulent Russian Empire of the 19th century, Horodno Burning is a love letter to literature, freedom, and Jewish survival. "...a moving story about human persistence and hope..." -Ellen Meeropol, author of My Sister's Tattoo. "This gripping novel brings history to life." -David Ebenbach, author of How to MarsFrom $6.99 SHOP NOW


Splintered Heart: A Red Dust Novel by Linda Dowling

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Readers Favorite, International Book Awards, Finalist. #1 on Amazon and Most Gifted. A sweeping tale of abuse and heartache seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl. Based on life in notorious government institutions that were closed by a Royal Commission in 1974, this book tells the story of healing of a tortured soul in the remote but beautiful Australian outback. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Passion Demands a Vocabulary of Desire: Volume 2 by Bauke Kamstra

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Confronting and charming with the rapid-fire efficiency of the micro format that makes this collection both prolific and profound." -Tyler Salsman. This book is Alchemy, mundane lead gets transformed to gold, poem by poem, consummation by birth, consummation by death, consummation by transformation. "Kamstra’s words burrow into those intimate places... With its confessional yet unrepentant tone, this poetry collection is a masterpiece of imagery" -Catherine LoFrumento. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Poisoned Chalice by Janet P. Reedman

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Mabel is the daughter of William de Belleme. When William murders Mabel’s mother, he is driven into exile—but Mabel follows loyally, despite his deed. She remains her father’s daughter in temperament and soon her reputation becomes fearsome. Castles and lands are collected like pieces on a chessboard, and those who object to her harsh tactics are dealt with, not by the sword, but by Mabel’s secret means. When Mabel plays her game, she seeks to win at any cost. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Even in Darkness: A Novel by Barbara Stark-Nemon

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Reader's Favorite, Foreword Reviews, IPPY Gold medal winner. Spanning a century and three continents, Even in Darkness tells the story of Kläre Kohler, a saga of family, lovers, two world wars, a concentration camp, and sacrifice. Based on a true story, this novel highlights Klare’s path to survival, wisdom, and unexpected love. From $8.49 SHOP NOW


The Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Historical women’s fiction at its best." -Kimberly Diede, author of Celia’s Legacy. When Margaret’s new marriage is ripped apart by a WWII tragedy, will she ever reclaim her happiness? Raw emotional battles, touching family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, perfect for women’s fiction readers. "This historical fiction set during WWII is sure to inspire women with its honest look at overcoming the abuses of power, oppression, and hardships of that era." -Marirose S., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Watching the Wayward: Psalms for Parents of Prodigals by Wendy Gorton Hill

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Author Lyle W. Dorsett writes, “Wendy Gorton Hill’s voice is rich and engaging…a healing balm for parents of prodigals.” These heartfelt prayer poems, paired with scripture and journaling questions, tap relatable emotions and inspire persistent hope. They can serve as individual devotional or group discussion starter. Poet Sarah Suzanne Noble declares, “Lovely, honest, Christ seeking…. The words dance.” Poet Kyle L. White observes, “Many of these poems would be so helpful in worship settings.” From $2.99 SHOP NOW


I Still Believe by Desiree Woodland

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Filled with faith and a mother's love, this tragic story of mental illness and suicide is heartbreaking as well as life-affirming. Desiree tackles questions that so many of us wrestle with, whether or not we have dealt with grief of this magnitude. I Still Believe shatters the stigma of mental illness and suicide with the power of personal story. It is a beautifully written testament to a tragic reality that evolves into a life of purpose and driven by faith. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


This Is How We Leave by Joanne Nelson

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A wise and generous memoir, keenly observed, unflinchingly recorded, written with humor, empathy, and love." -Dinah Lenney. Against a background of family runaways, award-winning memoirist Joanne Nelson explores what it takes to stay when the going begins to dazzle and the staying seems way too ordinary. "Wrenchingly human stories." -Lisa C. Krueger From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Of That Which Makes Glass by Ayo Tijani

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Of That Which Makes Glass is Ayo Tijani's debut collection of poetry. In this 38 poem collection you will find honesty, humor, anger, fragility, and strength. Exploring themes of friendship, identity, and healing, the collection is nostalgic and evocative. Reflections on society are also prominent in this debut. Succinctly written and split into four sections this collection intricately describes the human condition. From $7.21 SHOP NOW


Waiting Out the Storm by Jennifer A. Payne

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Reflecting on the sudden loss of a close friend, author Jen Payne returns to the solace of nature. On the opening pages, she allows the poet Rilke to remind the reader, “Through the empty branches the sky remains. / It is what you have. / Be earth now, and evensong. / Be the ground lying under that sky.” Written from the shoreline of Connecticut and the wide and windswept beaches of Cape Cod, this book is an intimate look at life transitions and how we cope with the unexpected. From $16 SHOP NOW


Unapologetically Feminist by Urvashi Bundel

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In her powerhouse collection Unapologetically Feminist poet Urvashi Bundel fights against the ravaging wildfires of misogyny, racism, and global social injustice with her own starbright flame. She travels the world in line after feverish line—observing, reporting back, and crying out for change. "Urvashi sensitively and deftly plays with complex ideas such as immigration as well as human rights." -Reedsy Discovery. The poet says, "The girl must eat / And the hyenas too. / In a fight to gather firewood, / She returns burned again from the bushes, / This time with the title of witch." From $8.99 SHOP NOW